Marriage Laws in India
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Interestingly, there are so many types of religious and cultural groups in India that we Indian too face it tough to draw out a classification. This obviously leads to different beliefs and understandings characteristic to communities.

In order to keep the order under jurisdiction, the marriage laws in India have a distinctive position. These laws have been prepared keeping in mind the religious sentiments and beliefs of people in India.

There are many marriage laws in India, For instance, there are Hindu Marriage Act, Christian marriage act, Parsee marriage act as well as Muslim marriage act.

If we take a closer look at the Hindu marriage act, it is applicable to only two individuals who are both Hindus by caste. The girl must be above 18 years and boy must be above 21 years of age. On the other hand, the Muslim act allows a man to have four legal wives but he must treat them all equally. Their marriage is a form of contract or Nikahnama which might be permanent or temporary.

Many legal; documentation is required. It is important for couples to note that they can apply for divorce only under the condition that they were married in India and has a marriage certificate in India.

There are some people who get married under civil law and receive certificate from legal court of India. For such couples Special Marriage Act of 1954 is applicable. For Parsee community in India here is the Parsee marriage and divorce Act of 1939.

Marriage laws in India are becoming day by day with the increase in the number of inter religious marriages. As mentioned before, these marriages fall under the Special Marriage Act of 1954.

The complications get further when the couple gets married by following two religious customs. In this case they possess two marriage certificates which might become a bit tricky in solving case of divorce between the couple.